Motorcycle Purchase Guide

Use the information below to better prepare yourself for getting your feet with riding and motorcycle and applying for a motorcycle loan.

Learn how to ride a motorcycle by taking a training course.
You can take a class with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation in your area. You will get 15 hours of class room and on-bike instruction. They will also provide you with a helmet and a motorcycle to ride. They offer courses for all levels, from beginners to experts. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has over 1,400 different locations in all 50 states.

Determine what kind of riding your are gong to be doing.
There are all different types of motorcycles, all made for different types of riding. Are you going to doing sport riding? How about long-distance riding? Or even off-road riding? How you plan on riding will have a major impact on what kind of bike your are going to buy.

Determine your budget.
Bikes come in all different price ranges. You can find a used, reliable motorcycle for $3,500 - $5,000 or new to-of the line bike for $30,000. Use the motorcycle loan calculator to determine what your budget is for your purchase. Don't forget to factor in the price of motorcycle insurance.

Choose a bike that is comfortable.
This is very important!! You don't want to buy a bike that is uncomfortable and/or difficult to ride. Begin by doing your due-diligence by checking out different makes and models of bikes. Visit several dealerships. Take different bikes out for test rides. Make sure that when you are looking to do some test riding that you bring your motorcycle license and gear with you.

Apply for your motorcycle loan before entering the new or used market.
Making sure financing is secured prior to purchase will give you negotiating leverage on the final price whether you are buying from a dealer or a private seller. The seller will know you mean business and are looking to make a move if you have your motorcycle loan in place.

123-Motorcycle Loans offers a fast convenient solution for good and bad credit motorcycle financing. Fill out the online application and receive a response within a few hours. You can have your cash the same day you apply! Apply now!

Buy the right gear.
Once you have purchased your new motorcycle, it is important that buy attire for all weather. You want to be comfortable and protected no matter what conditions you are riding in. We also suggest you check out the section on 'motorcycle safety'.